Senior Marine Ecologist / Environmental Consultant


Seastar Survey are currently looking to expand and are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our team in Southampton.  We will provide you with a flexible and friendly environment in which to develop your skills and challenge yourself, with the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of projects for government and commercial clients.


About the role


The roles require a proven experience in the analysis of marine biological data and an excellent knowledge of the species and habitats of the UK.  In addition, successful candidates will be highly detail-oriented, be IT literate and possess excellent scientific written and verbal communication skills.


Key responsibilities will include;

  • Analysis of marine biological survey data;

  • Collation, interpretation and reporting of marine biological and/or physical data;

  • Authoring and QA of technical reports (e.g. EIA, HRA, scoping reports);

  • Statistical analysis of benthic survey datasets; and

  • General project management.





  • A minimum of three years professional experience in marine consultancy or a technical marine field;

  • MSc in a relevant technical subject;

  • Be highly experience in underwater image analysis for benthic ecological purposes;

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the UK’s marine biodiversity, including awareness of the MNCR and EUNIS marine habitat classification systems;

  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to process, analyse and interpret large amounts of technical information;

  • Good IT skills.



  • An understanding of UK marine policy, legislation, consenting and environmental issues;

  • Good practical understanding and experience of statistical analysis of biological data;

  • Experience of HRAs and Marine Conservation Zone Risk Assessments;

  • Experience of ArcGIS;

  • Experience of coastal and offshore environmental survey work.



Terms of employment will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Steven Dewey at, quoting ‘Application for marine ecologist’ in the subject line.


Seastar Survey Ltd. is an Equal Opportunities employer.  All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate only.


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